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Recipe for a Happy Marriage

1 cup Consideration
1 cup Courtesy
2 cupfuls Flattery, carefully concealed
2 cupfuls Milk of Human Kindness
1 gallon Faith and Trust in each other
2 cupfuls Praise
1 small pinch of In-Laws
1 reasonable Budget
1 generous dash of Cooperation
3 teaspoons pure extract of "I'm Sorry"
1 cup of Contentment
1 cup each of Confidence and Encouragement
1 large or several small Hobbies
1 cup of blindness to the other's faults

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation
and a dash of happy memories.
Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism.
Sweeten well with generous portions of love
and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion.
Never serve with cold shoulder or hot tongue.

- anon
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